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is steven johnson syndrome can effect to the other person? how to cure this syndrome if it is occur?

By November 3, 2010 - 5:48am
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Hi smapa06

Thanks for your post and welcome!

Steven Johnson Syndrome is a very serious skin condition. It is often caused by an allergic reaction to something or after an infection. Symptoms include large blisters and rashes and often results in the top layers of skin actually dying. A person's face or tongue can swell and fever is also a sign. The skin can become very painful. It's a condition that often causes the patient to be hospitalized for some time.

When a person has a reaction to something (usually medication) that causes SJS, they often feel they have the flu until it progresses to the skin. If someone has this condition, or thinks they do, they need to go to the hospital straight away.

Sometimes people get SJS from penicillin or other kinds of medications but they can get it from having certain infections like HIV/AIDS, herpes or even the flu. People with compromised immune systems are more likely to be affected.

Treatment includes skin treatments for blisters, rashes and skin loss, as well as medications prescribed by doctors. Tests can show if SJS happened due to medications and if so, those medications should be avoided for life. A person may need to be placed in IV fluids and for very serious SJS - skin grafts may be necessary.

smapa06, when you say "is steven johnson syndrome can effect to the other person?" do you mean is it contagious? No, it is not. However, it is very serious and needs immediate doctor care. If not seen to straight away, some cases can be fatal.

smapa06, do you think you or someone you know has this condition? If so, you (or they) need to get to the ER immediately.

Please let us know as soon as you can.


November 3, 2010 - 11:27am
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